Schedule

Schedule will be updated with incredible events in the coming months.  In addition to the slam tournament, the National Poetry Slam will include writing workshops, performance workshops, professional development training and networking opportunities, as well as open mics and showcases throughout the week.

Here are a few of the basics:

Monday, August 7

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Early Team Registration – Sheraton Hotel
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Volunteer Registration & Pass Pick up (location TBD)

Tuesday, August 8

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Team Registration – Sheraton Hotel
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Team Orientation (mandatory for all competitors & coaches) – McNichols Building
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Preliminary Bouts (multiple venues)

Wednesday, August 9

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Preliminary Bouts (multiple venues)

Thursday, August 10

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Preliminary Bouts (multiple venues)

Friday, August 11

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Slammaster Meeting – Sheraton
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Semi-Finals Bouts (multiple venues)
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Group Piece Finals – McNichols Building

Saturday, August 12

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Slam Family Meeting – Sheraton
7:00 p.m. – Finals – Paramount Theater
11:00 p.m. – After Party – McNichols Building